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September 12, 2017
Meet our newest judge: Rob Coppedge
Echo Health Ventures’ CEO joins the judging panel

We are pleased to announce that Rob Coppedge has joined the Alexa Diabetes Challenge judging panel. Rob is CEO of Echo Health Ventures and co-founder of Cambia Grove, where he helps innovative new companies in healthcare accelerate to national scale. With more than 20 years in healthcare venture capital, he is a veteran in the industry and brings invaluable experience to our judging panel in advance of Demo Day.

In preparation for Demo Day on September 25th, our five finalists are working hard to prepare prototypes of their Amazon voice-enabled solutions. On the 25th, they will take the stage at the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York City to present their iterated concepts to the judges and compete for the $125,000 grand prize. Our judging panel has a tough decision in front of them, as these solutions all show the tremendous potential for voice-enabled services to serve unmet patient needs.

We’re honored to have Rob join the judging panel at this exciting juncture in the Challenge and extend a big thank you to him for contributing his time!

Rob Coppedge
CEO, Echo Health Ventures

As CEO of Echo Health Ventures, Rob leads the company’s efforts to identify, invest in, and grow innovative companies that enable and deliver a transformed experience to healthcare consumers. As part of Echo’s collaboration with its founding partners, Rob works closely with the management teams and boards of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to accelerate their strategies, support opportunities with Echo’s portfolio companies, and more quickly bring meaningful healthcare innovation to national scale. Rob has over 20 years of experience in healthcare venture capital, is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, serves on several healthcare company boards, and is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Note that judge Nicole Bell from the finalist selection recused herself from judging the grand prize winner selection. Following her tenure at Cambia Grove, Nicole has started a new role as Principal, Business Development in University Healthcare at Amazon Web Services.